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Giants Owner Says Fans Are More Irate About Kaepernick Kneeling Than Domestic Abuser Josh Brown
Current free agent kicker Josh Brown beat up his wife over 20 times, including multiple times when she was pregnant with his child, even admitting to doing it and calling her a slave in the process. He received a 1-game suspension before the Giants eventually released him.
Last year, QB Colin Kaepernick kneeled in protest of the National Anthem and explained why he was doing it.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game against Green Bay. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
More people were upset about Colin Kaepernick standing up for minorties than Josh Brown beating his ex-wife multiple times, at least according to New York Giants owner John Mara.
“Mara told Jenny Vrentas of TheMMQB.com that the Giants didn’t discuss signing Kaepernick this offseason, and that they’ve heard from many fans who would be angry if they did.
“All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue,” Mara said. “If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game. It wasn’t one or two letters. It was a lot. It’s an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, moreso than any other issue I’ve run into.”
So in conclusion, you can eventually be forgiven for violently beating a pregnant woman, but not for kneeling to help the less fortunate.